07/08 Request for Applications

Dear Applicant:

Grant applications are currently available for funding through the Division’s Boating Safety Aquatic Grant Program. 

In order to be considered for funding, proposals must be postmarked on or before November 5, 2007. One original plus three copies of the application proposal must be submitted. 

Grant application opportunities are available biannually.

During this application process, applicants will be applying for funds available beginning February 2008.

Successful candidates will then have the opportunity to renew their grant agreement and receive a second influx of funding the following year.  The renewal process will begin in the fall of 2008. 

Organizations holding contracts will be subject to a performance review in which they will be evaluated on whether the requirements of the contract have been met, on current need, and on the direction of the program.  A new Budget Page and Scope of Work for Year Two will be submitted for discussion and approval at that time.  Renewal of the contract is not guaranteed and will be based upon the outcome of the performance review.

The funds for the second year will be available in February 2009.   A new contract will not be issued.  Grant funds will be added to the existing Agreement.

The next open proposal application period will not be scheduled until September 2009. 

All grant awards made during this grant cycle are contingent upon the availability of funds.


Application Cover Form – Please use this form as your cover page when submitting your proposal.  Answer all blocked areas on the application.  The summary section should reiterate the major points of the proposal.  (Example: “This proposal provides 540 one hour classes in boating safety for 1,500, 13 to 19 year old at-risk youth over a 9 month period” or “This proposal requests 10 canoes for 240 classes, serving 2,000 individuals each calendar year”).  

Application Questionnaire - Where applicable, answer all questions to the best of your ability.  These questions are the most important factor in determining the outcome of your application; be as specific as possible. 

NOTE:  The Questionnaire and your answers will become part of the agreement if you are awarded a grant. 

Boating Safety Aquatic Grant Program (Minimum Requirements and Information) - review this information for the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Aquatic Grant Program.

The parameters of the grant program are as follows:

  • Eligibility requirements are listed in: Boating Safety Aquatic Grant Program.
  • The maximum amount any one organization can request is $40,000 for this round of funding. Final grant award amounts are based upon the score your proposal receives.
  • Grants are awarded for equipment and scholarships.
  • Costs for overhead expenses and administrative costs are not considered for funding.

Submitting Proposals

Proposals must be organized as follows:

  • Application Cover Form   followed by
  • Application Questionnaire   followed by
  • Budget Page   followed by
  • Organization’s written Nondiscrimination Policy

NOTE:  All proposals must contain numbered pages and each page labeled with both “EXHIBIT A” and the applicant organization’s name. Sections I, II, and III (see above) will become “EXHIBIT A” of the grant agreement. 

Proposals must be submitted loosely and not in a binder or bound with a binding machine. Instead, please use binder clips or paper clips to keep pages/sections together to allow for ease of processing. Remember to submit one original plus three copies of your proposal.  Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. Mail applications to the following address:

Division of Boating and Waterways
One Capitol Mall, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA  95814 
Attention:  Aquatic Grant Program - Applications

Questions regarding the proposal process should be directed to either Amy Rigby or Jana Clarke by phone or email listed below.



Amy Rigby
Associate Boating Administrator
916) 327-1848

Joleane King
Associate Boating Administrator
(916) 327-1829

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